Take your riding to an all-new level with the Harley-Davidson® Riding Academy Skilled Rider Course. Created for experienced riders, it offers advanced tips and techniques that help you own the road.



The Skilled Rider Course runs 1-2 days, and is built on the curriculum of the Motorcycle Safety Foundation® (MSF) Experienced RiderCourse Suite. It is taught by devoted MSF® and Harley-Davidson® Certified Coaches.

The course focuses on improving these skills:

  • Control at low speeds
  • Risk management
  • Limited space maneuvers
  • Cornering judgement
  • Swerving and stopping quickly on straights and in curves
  • Multiple curve maneuvers and surmounting objects

When you're done, you'll earn a Skilled Rider Course pin and patch set, and a MSF® Experienced RiderCourse completion card that may qualify you for a discount on motorcycle insurance.


To register for the Skilled Rider Course, you'll need:

  • A street-ready motorcycle (your own or a rental)
  • Motorcycle endorsement on your driver's license
  • Proof of valid motorcycle insurance

For comfort and protection on the practice course, please bring:

  • A heavy, long-sleeve shirt or jacket
  • Jeans, chaps or leather pants
  • Over-the-ankle, sturdy footwear
  • Full-fingered gloves
  • A helmet that meets D.O.T. requirements
  • Eyewear

Currently, Gateway Harley-Davidson does not have a schedule released for this course. If you would like information regarding future dates please fill out the form below: